Hurst Community Initiative Aspen Institute Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys
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Convening Community Leaders for Over 70 Years

Facilitating Collaborative Solutions to Shared Challenges of the 

Roaring Fork & Colorado River Valleys

We believe we're all better when we work together.

From Parachute to Aspen, Colorado, the Hurst Community Initiative works with elected officials, non-elected

community leaders, nonprofits, educational institutions, immigrants, businesses, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, state agencies, community organizers, and industry innovators.

We invite YOU to join us.

Hurst Leadership Seminar 

for Elected Officials & Non-Elected Community Leaders

Community leaders from across the region meet to discuss what makes a free, just, and equitable society.

Together, we're exploring personal values, public policy, and our individual and collective commitment to the public good.

PROGRAM DETAILS

 

  • Tuition cost is 100% subsidized by the Hurst Community Initiative, our investment in community leaders

  • Curricula is supervised by Todd Breyfogle, Colorado native and Managing Director of the Aspen Institute's Executive Leadership Seminars

Annual cohorts are selected by invitation to maximize diversity and ensure equitable representation from all communities throughout the region. Limited availability in each cohort. 

To learn more about participating in upcoming cohorts, email Evan.Zislis@AspenInstitute.org

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Since 2020, the Hurst Leadership Seminar has hosted

75+ Total Regional Participants across 4 Cohorts, Including

51 Non-Elected Community Leaders & 24 Elected Public Officials

Representing

14 Municipalities

37 Non-Profit Organizations

4 School District Boards &

3 Counties.

Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys

WHEN THE FUTURE IS UNCLEAR, BUILDING COMMUNITY STARTS WITH 

STRENGTHENING PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS & FINDING COMMON GROUND

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FACILITATING COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE SHARED CHALLENGES OF THE ROARING FORK & COLORADO RIVER VALLEYS

We Believe We're All Better When We Work Together

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For more information and to get involved, email Evan.Zislis@AspenInstitute.org.